By Paul Delaney
Sean O'Faolain was one of the most influential figures in 20th-century Irish culture. A short-story writer of international repute, he was also a leading commentator and critic, and was editor of the landmark journal The Bell. O'Faolain's work was central to the evolution of post-independence Irish writing, and his voice was one of the most prominent, and eloquent, in the fight against censorship in Ireland. This book presents an innovative re-reading and vibrant study of O'Faolain's diversity and influence, engaging with his non-fiction, as well as his novels and short stories. From the conflicting biographies of Eamon de Valera to the controversies and debates of the 1940s, the importance of Sean O'Faolain's legacy and relevance to modern readers is teased out in accessible and original insights.
Publication Date: 12/31/2014